Twitter

Facebook

Youtube

Pintrest

RSS

Hindi News | Samay | UP/Uttarakhand | MP/Chhattisgarh | Bihar/Jharkhand | Rajasthan | Aalami Samay
Chinese incursions hit tourism business in Ladakh
Last Updated : 15 Sep 2013 11:49:27 AM IST
ladakh
Chinese incursions hit tourism business in Ladakh

 

A plunge in tourism and business has been reported with a spate of Chinese incursions being cited as among the factors.

 

At Panaroma Hotel, which offers typical Ladakhi food, the business is down this season.

"We are running this hotel for the last 20 years or so and every year there is good business happening. But this season it is not so good. The condition got worse as lot of tourists who had booked the rooms, cancelled their reservation as the news of Chinese incursion came out," a senior staff member of the hotel, who did not wished to be named, told .

 

"Generally we have 100 per cent occupancy but this season is it is almost down to 50 per cent. We are hoping things will be better," he added.

 

Leh View cafe, which is the market area, has a similar story. "We have been doing business for eight years but this is one of the worst seasons for us. Our business is only little over 30 per cent this season. This is to due to the Chinese incursion," the owner Muzamil Billai, who came to Ladakh from Kashmir, said.

 

People at Thongsal Resort, who are in this business since 20 years, too reported a drop in foreign tourists this season. The local market here offers a variety of knick-knacks for tourists like woolen clothes to Tibetian jewellery, bags,footwear, carpets and local food at various cafes and restaurants but things have not been very great business wise this season.

 

At Amulet Nepal shop Dinesh Raj Singh, the owner, offers a variety of woolen clothes and T-shirts. "For all of us July to August-September is a peak season as lot of tourists come here. But this season, business is down everywhere here. Besides Chinese incursion, the rising prices of the airfare are also the reason for this downfall,"Singh said.

 

 

Even the Refugee Market where lot of local people set up stalls and sell Tibetian jewellery is facing a slump."We just started this business a year ago, last year was pretty good but this time the case is different. We are not making profit despite selling accessories at lower prices. We are already facing electricity issues and on top of this business is decreasing. We are trying to venture into other business," Boomlaji, a shopper, said.

 

Jammu and Kashmir Urban Development Minister Rigzin Jora too had expressed displeasure over media coverage of Chinese incursion as it brought down tourism while opening the Laddakh International Film Festival on Friday.


Post Your Comment (0 posted):
Post your comment Post Your Comments
Your name :
Your e-mail address :
Your website :
Add your comments :
Please enter the code you see in the image:
Code

Its homecoming of sorts for gorgeous former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen as she is set to s

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone was looking stunningly beautiful as she walk the ramp as t

Salman Khan a "national boyfriend" this name has been given to him by Karan Johar, Karan

Aamir Khan is fiercely protective about his movies, but the story of Peekay has been leake

Pakistani actress Saba Qamar's “Kambakht” is set to clash with Salman khan’s upcomin

People still think that Manju from Comedy Nights With Kapil is actually Kapil Sharma's rea

Recently, two Pakistani actresses have made inroads into Bollywood. Humaima Malick will be

These women can put to shame celebrities who boast of having a size zero figure. These wom

Rabiya Khan, the mother of deceased Bollywood actor Jiah Khan, assured the Bombay High Co

Another love lady of Akshay Kumar. Bollywood Khiladi has a long list of love affairs Sta

Bollywood's selfie obsession has caught the fancy of almost all stars in the industry. See

Social networking sites have been flooded by the news how Deepika Padukone wished Happy Bi

When Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 came down after being hit by a missile in east Ukraine

Sunny leone is in a denial mode but the site owners have her signed contract.Sunny isone d

A Malaysia Airlines plane was blown up over Eastern Ukraine by a sophisticated missile bel

We bet you did not know these facts about the birthday girl Priyanka ChopraToday is our de

A new study has claimed that if you sleep in the nude, then you can have a happier relatio

Russian President Vladimir Putin was on target but terrorists by mistakenly shot down Mala

Another conspiracy that is originating from the blasting of the Malaysian airlines flight

With the MeT department warning of heavy showers at various places in Uttarakhand on Satur

'Bang Bang' does not live up to the expectations it has created.

A class 12th student, identified as Maqsood, was mauled by a white tiger at Delhi Zoo on T

Vendors through e-commerce have starting offering premium smartphone iPhone 6 at price sta


Samay Live

Samay Live

 

Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live

10.10.70.52